Are they afraid to scare us? Once they created titles that gave us nightmares and made us, question every turn and every closed door in our path. Now, the scary scenes we have grown to love are now extinguished to pitiful scenes.

There was a great moment, 12 years ago, when the tension and the terror had finally taken its toll, and I was forced to put down the controller and walk away from what turned out to be the scariest game of the ‘90s: Silent Hill. This was the first – and only – time in my life in which a game was so scary, and made me so agitated, that I physically and emotionally needed to take a break. It was a huge accomplishment in game design, and I haven’t had that feeling since. Not while playing a game, not while watching a movie, not anywhere.
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    Gamesta100 Nov 2, 10
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    Dead Space is not survival/horror – it’s an action game at a Halloween party.
    This imo is a pretty great way to describe it.


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    Resident Evil 5 – the most important horror game of the current generation – didn’t do anything to expand the franchise or the genre. It didn’t open the door to new players. Instead, it disappointed the core fans
    It disappointed me to the highest degree.Only GTA4 matches it's disappointment.

    That's not to say RE5 is a bad game.
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      DedValve Nov 2, 10
      RE5 wasn't even an attempt to be scary. it was just a blatant copy/paste of RE4.

      Silent Hill was just plain bad all around.
      Never played Fatal Frame so I wouldn't know about that. (damn nintendo)
      Don't got a ps3 so don't know what Siren is like.
      And I haven't played Alan Wake yet but from what I've heard it's been generally the right step in direction.

      The main thing with horror games is that developers don't want to scare us, they don't know how to scare us. Especially when horror was brand new back in the day and was much easier to scare.
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    Rogue Cheddar Nov 2, 10
    Silent Hill might have that effect because of the rape.
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    HisServant77 Nov 2, 10
    I've yet to find a game that actually scares me. I think though it's because I'm not easily scared at all, because the same is true for movies and other things when people try to pull scary pranks or whatever on me.

    But I'm honestly curious and slightly hopeful to find one that does the trick! Mostly for the mere rarity of it
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      Gamesta100 Nov 2, 10
      It's pretty damn hard to scare me also but Project Zero (Fatal Frame) terrifies me.But that is only because I'm scared of ghosts because the demo of Fear 2 which had ghosts in it also scared the hell out of me.
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        Hideo1 Nov 3, 10
        quote Gamesta100
        It's pretty damn hard to scare me
        quote Gamesta100
        the demo of Fear 2 which had ghosts in it also scared the hell out of me.
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          HisServant77 Nov 3, 10
          Lol, it's just that ghosts are his Achilles heel, that's all!
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          Hideo1 Nov 4, 10
          Don't get me wrong, I've got arachnophobia so I understand, but just because there's only one thing that scares him doesn't mean it's hard to scare him. It's actually piss-easy to scare him, just rare for video-games to do it since ghosts aren't around that much.
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    Gamesta100 Nov 4, 10
    Well if you want to be technical then you are right.

    I just meant that not many games scare me because unless they have ghosts, it's rather hard to scare me.

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